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Rosacea Causes & Risks

Causes

The cause of rosacea is unknown. Several theories exist. Factors that can cause flushing or blushing may trigger flare-ups in people with rosacea.

These factors include:

  • Very hot or spicy foods
  • Caffeine
  • Alcohol
  • Sun exposure
  • Extreme temperatures (very hot or very cold)
  • Exercise
  • Emotional stress or social embarrassment
  • Rubbing, scrubbing, or massaging the face
  • Irritating cosmetics and other toiletries

Risk Factors

Factors that increase your risk for rosacea include:

  • Sex: female
  • Age: between 30 and 60 years old
  • Fair skin
  • Having family members who have rosacea

Please be aware that this information is provided to supplement the care provided by your physician. It is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. CALL YOUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER IMMEDIATELY IF YOU THINK YOU MAY HAVE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new treatment or with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Copyright © 2019 EBSCO Publishing All rights reserved.

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